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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tall timber is changing the Perth skyline

Northbridge – Fremantle – Perth CBD: these are just a few of the WA locations set to have their skyline transformed by the construction of tall timber buildings in the very near future. The 2019 Built Evolution Conference, being held at Crown Perth on Thursday 4 April, will explore ho
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25,000 eucalyptus seedlings for koalas

More than 25,000 eucalyptus seedlings grown at Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Grafton nursery were delivered to Port Macquarie Koala Hospital to support community tree-planting projects designed to increase koala habitat. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Corporation’s Senior Manager Forest S
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Hardwood log exports rose 35% in 2018

Australia’s log exports lifted 34.6% in 2018, totalling 793,130 m3. After supply-chain challenges, the month of December saw exports lift to almost 86,000 m3, very close to the monthly average of the last year. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Exports of hardwood logs are strategica
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Code of practice too complex says Timber NSW

The New South Wales Codes of Practice and controls governing private native forest ignore long-term ecological sustainability, and are too complex and should be simplified, with the over-regulation sending a message of lack of trust, according to the state’s peak forestry body. The ch
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UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations has issued a global ‘call to action’ to mobilize the political and financial support necessary to restore the world’s deforested and degraded ecosystems over the coming decade to support the wellbeing of 3.2 billion people around the globe. More than 2 billion hecta
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Vietnam’s pending deal with EU on timber

The European Union wants to ensure its Ikea cabinets and Conforama desks are made from legal timber, and it’s turning to the source, or at least one of them: Vietnam. A pending deal with the EU requires Vietnam to tighten laws and enforcement against illegal logging, mostly from over
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Women carving out careers in forestry overseas

A female forester from Wales, who began as an apprentice, has been nominated for election to the National Council of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) UK. Caroline Riches, who works as a Forest Planner for Natural Resources Wales (NRW), started her career in forestry as an ap
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Grafton cyclers clean up in Bom Bom

The Grafton Cycle club joined forces with Forestry Corporation of NSW for a clean up event in Bom Bom State Forest. Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Partnerships Coordinator Jodee Sparrow said the day was a success and thanked the volunteers for their time and effort. Source: Timberbiz F
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All-girl crew for Bay of Plenty forestry

A group of women have found employment together in an unlikely industry as new figures show job advertisements in the Bay of Plenty are soaring. CNI Logging has been working with 18 women as part of a process to choose an 11-strong, all-female team to work in silviculture. Source: New
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